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between the president and congressional leaders. could their plan be the key to stopping america from going over the fiscal cliff? this exclusive event is next right here on this special edition of the "closing bell." iy stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see what criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can customize the strategies and narrow down to exactly those stocks you want to follow. i'm mark allen of fidelity investments. the expert strategies feature is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. >>> all right. welcome back. we have a hot show for you today. we are getting down to the brass tax on the fiscal cliff tomorrow. president obama and congressional leaders meet face to face with the clock ticking to new year's on the fiscal cliff. for nearly two years, the one plan that has gotten the most support among those outside of washington and even inside has been the simpson/bowles plan. the two, of course, chaired president obama's deb
, bank america. i'll wear a name tag next time. >> more "fast" at 5:00. >>> "power" starts right now. >> welcome to a special "rise above" edition of "power lunch," live from the nation's capital. the heart of the action today right now on capitol hill, dozens of ceos are working the hallways trying to convince lawmakers to get a deal done and avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> next stop, the white house later this afternoon. good afternoon, everybody. i'm tyler mathisen. it is a big day in this national discussion about how washington can avoid the fiscal cliff. some of the senators in the center of the debate will be stopping by. we may hear from some ceos this hour. we do expect to hear from some of them at a press conference later this hour. the president, by the way, weighed in on the debate this morning as well. sue, a busy day down here in washington. >> it sure is, ty. indeed it is here as well. we are going to be joined by a very special guest, noted author and investor nassem taleb. after dropping more than 100 points in the early going, the dow sittingality the highs of the day.
in 2011. it creates the largest private label food company in north america. this is a big deal. >> yes, it is. it's big in size in terms of what we've seen in this market. look how excited he is. and they finally got it done. it's been one as you pointed out that was around in 2011. they couldn't get it done. that is conagra. they walked away. ralcorp stock price fell dramatically. they split the post cereal division from ralcorp. the two trade separately. so you did have a company here that perhaps became a little more -- i wouldn't say vulnerable. not as if they were committed to selling. the board composition changed. you have had activist shareholder get on there. that was very quick. october 2nd. they filed a deed not long before that. this board from what i hear and the management said, all right, let's try and get something done with conagra. the last month they've been able to do that. the price perhaps came down a bit. the ask came down a bit to get a deal done at the $90 a share level. >> i think it's important to point out that conagra is up in premarket trading. >> guidance
mcafee is on the run in central america. he is wanted for murder. we have new information this hour, including his side of the story. >>> and tens of thousands of people are still without power in the 12 wealthiest counties in the country. my mere and father-in-law got theirs back last night, but they still have no heat, no hot water and no laundry. we sent gary gam minute ski into the mess in his home up to with two cameras and what he came back with will stun you. sue is live at the new york stock exchange. sue? >> i have seep a little bit of that ty, you don't want to miss gary's story in a few minutes much the markets have been up and down on either side unchanged today. right now the dow is in the green by 22 points, the s and p up about 2.75 points. nasdaq negative by a quarter percent. gold market, a little profit taking there, well up above the 1700 level. west texas intermediate crude down two-thirds of a percent. all of this as the count down to the fiscal cliff ticks away. your money is literally being held hostage by washington's inability to make a deal. labor leaders i
and buybacks and every time they buy back shares, the intangible book value goes up. and bank of america was one of those stocks hit very, very hard within the financial sector in yesterday's selloff. down 7%. that was the steep decline. this call this morning, very bullish. $18 a share by 2015. >> i know. wow. >> 18 bucks. when's the last time it was $18? >> 2000. >> 2007. i don't know. >> i think it was -- went up there in 2010 before it slid down and senator-elect warren is an important figure in terms of getting headlines. she is compelling. she is able to make a lot of noise but she doesn't i think in the end control regulatory regime and put in place. she's just able to back and very effective barber by the way. >> right. >> if that dynamic changes then banks have to recompute, right? right now she is a figurehead of sorts. >> yesterday isn't that the recomputation of the banks? warren was voted in and a sentiment there needs to be or a desire for increased regulation of banlgs and not dodd-frank but elizabeth warren elected to the senate. >> she is a wild card. i was bashing her r
feel a stance. people who feel they are able to teach america a lesson to go over the cliff. the cliff jumpers feel very strongly that they are doing the right thing. while i favor the first amendment, i think it's an important way to be able to discuss things. i cannot -- there's a discussion that says it's great if we jump at of fiscal cliff with the data of what happens so there are people that support jumping off the fiscal cliff as a way to teach america a lesson. >> there will be people that will discuss it every day and people in this markets are focused on it. it's a negotiation. as such even though it will take place in the public realm to a certain extent, we're going to just have to wait. there are those -- i think wall street in some ways seems to be more positive perhaps than the broader populous about the possibility of a deal. it does make sense that a deal will take place. we know that debt levels are unsustainable when you look into the future. we also know that we have a tax regime that needs to be fixed. we know that we're spending too much. we know a lot of those th
of america is at the nasdaq. right now apple looks to open lower initially. at&t is beginning to sell the new ipad mini and the ipad 4. we could see some numbers. >> it's always fun to see all of the new ipad applications. there's a terrific article in "usa today" talk about how shoppers use it. they give you coupons. nice company where they are trying to interact with the people. they help retailers interact with people in the store and give you coupons. this is again another growth business. >> paypal very involved in that. the ceo has talked a lot about that. the ability of merchant to know who is in the store at any given moment. >> one day we'll look back and say why are they putting inserts -- one of the worst jobs i had in my career was putting inserts into the sunday papers. >> i've done that too. i've done that too. i used to assemble "the new york times" when my parents owned a drugstore when i was growing up. my sister and i would assemble the "times" and put it in the news section the next morning. >> that was valuable thing. money saving coupons. >> exactly. >> money saving coupo
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're focused on. the head of israel's central bank will weigh in on that and america's fiscal mess. he's with me exclusively coming up. >> looking forward to that. >>> plus, we'll head thrive israel for the latest on efforts to end the seven days of fighting coming up. >>> if you were not with us earlier today, fed chairman bernanke said that the fed does not have the tools to offset the worst case scenario of going over the fiscal cliff. >> his comments earlier, the market really impacted by his comments about the fiscal cliff before rebounding. as soon as mr. bernanke said they are out of tools and it's on congress, the dow went from down 17 points to down 70. since then, we have come all the way back. now we're down 24. look at this intraday chart. >> is there a floor under this market? i want to show you something. i was reading in the car coming down here today. this is the latest "time" magazine. this is an article in this week's issue that wonders why stocks are dead. why didn't they put it on the cover? that would have been the perfect contrary indicator. they ponder whether st
, we're going to thank him for his work. america didn't. i think he's a miracle worker. i'm going to ask him about sandy. how are the losses of sandy? initially he said things aren't that bad. and about the resurrection of a company that had been left for dead, done by this man, and i think he's a hero of our country. >> army lieutenant in the vietnam war. >> korean. i think he deserves and commands respect. we'll give it to him. and we also have the west point investment club. >> i can't wait for that. let's get to rick and get sentiment numbers. >> holy cow! 84.9. 84.9! why a holy cow? because 82.6, the last look we had was the highest since of fall of '07. 84.9 pushes the envelope to -- going back to july of '07 when it was 90.4. but, caution, asterisk. this is a preliminary november read. all the historical comps i'm talking about are the final reads. it doesn't diminish the fact this is powerful. is this reflecting anxieties, post-election on the fiscal cliff? probably not. anybody who doesn't think there's anxieties there, just pull out your s&p chart. we still have wholesal
is playing muse six in honor of this bank, which is being called america's most exciting bank. >> that's what they call themselves. and maybe that's why they have this music, because it's actually quite loud. >> let's see if they start dancing the executives. >> the race is on to see which bank is the most exciting in this country. >> a new trend here. >> in the meantime, here's the opening bell for a thursday morning. again brook shire -- nasdaq to the nyc and over at the daz damage, fran drescher, star of the sitcom, a great comedian. still responding to the news in the world of social media, whether it's living social and some reported layoffs or what andrew mason said about his tenure at groupon. >> to fire himself, he's not ready to fire himself. >> that was the first step i thought on the right path. i mean he just needs to go one step further, a la mark zuckerberg and go on a conference call and be humble. >> apple today up 8, i still think david boeing is the most influential tech writer of all time. and the apple miniis going to end up being a huge success. >> i felt -- it's interest
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